Carnegie Mellon University

Artificial Intelligence Executive Short Course

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • This course discussed the role of artificial intelligence plays in national security, the AI stack, and the ethics of using AI. Faculty from the School of Computer Science, the Machine Learning Department, and the Software Engineering Institute contributed the curriculum. 

Course Sections

Session 1: AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning: Historical Perspective, Recent Developments and Open Challenges

Roni Rosenfeld, Head of Machine Learning Department

Session 2: Introduction to the AI Stack

Martial Hebert, Director of the Robotics Institute and incoming Dean of School of Computer Science

Session 3: Artificial Intelligence and International Security

Colin Clarke, Assistant Teaching Professor, Institute for Politics and Strategy

Session 4: A Conversation with Matthew Gaston, Director, Software Engineering Institute, Emerging Technology Center

Session 5: Visit to CMU Robotics Institute Labs

  • Intelligent Autonomous Manipulation Lab with Assistant Professor Oliver Kroemer
  • Humanoid Robot Partner Lab with Assistant Professor Henny Admoni

Session 6: AI in Use: Ethics, Impacts, and Responses

David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor; Department Head, Philosophy

Session 7: Engineering Artificial Intelligence for the Physical World

Peter Rander, President, Argo AI

Full course descriptions and agenda

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: Course registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The official course runs from 9:05 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Location: The Executive Short Course is hosted on the Carnegie Mellon University main campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The address is 5000 Forbes Avenue.